Propagation of Errors

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05/01/11 http://numericalmethods.eng.usf.edu 1 Propagation of Errors Major: All Engineering Majors Authors: Autar Kaw, Matthew Emmons http://numericalmethods.eng.usf.edu Transforming Numerical Methods Education for STEM  Undergraduates

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http://numericalmethods.eng.usf.edu 3 Propagation of Errors In numerical methods, the calculations are not  made with exact numbers. How do these  inaccuracies propagate through the calculations?

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http://numericalmethods.eng.usf.edu 4 Example 1: Find the bounds for the propagation in adding two numbers. For example  if one is calculating  + Y   where X  = 1.5 ± 0.05 Y  = 3.4 ± 0.04 Solution Maximum possible value of   X  = 1.55 and  Y  = 3.44
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## This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course CHBE 2120 taught by Professor Gallivan during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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